Plant Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Halliwell Consulting

  Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Job Overview

Our client located near Gatineau, Quebec has an immediate opening for a Plant Manager


Job Purpose

To manage all aspects of a plant in support of corporate business objectives by ensuring compliance with all standards, policies, and regulations for the safe, environmentally sound production of quality product.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives continuous safety, quality and environmental improvements and culture based on current Best Practices
  • Interacts with upper level management to define resource needs of the plant such as raw materials and capital projects.
  • Assembles and leads multi-function site business team.
  • Develops, communicates and implements plant goals, business objectives, operating plans and capital plans.
  • Communicates the corporate vision and goals to staff and employees.
  • Represents company within the local community.
  • Manages and develops staff and employees, including hiring, orientating, training and performance management.
  • Lead performance management effort that includes the identification and communication of critical success factors.
  • Accountable for achieving forecasted financial performance targets.
  • Contribute to the process of managing the capital projects and cost reductions process, including a 3-5 year capital expenditure plan.
  • Establishes and maintains customer focus for employees.
  • Develops budget and manages within budgeted guidelines.
  • Ensures product quality meets established standards.
  • Ensures compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety/environmental rules and regulations.
  • Manages and maintains equipment, site, and facilities in appropriate working condition to meet business needs.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with key customers.
  • Establishes solid manufacturing and operating systems to maximize production and profitability.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Employment Qualifications

  • Must be Bilingual (French & English) both verbal & written.
  • Strong technical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and process improvement techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of safety and environmental systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current management and supervisory techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate people toward a goal.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead meetings/teams.
  • Project management and problem solving skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Budget management and financial analysis skills.
  • Results oriented.
  • Ability to interface with customers, staff, other functional areas, and the community.
  • Ability to organize structure and develop staff.
  • Ability to effectively implement change.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to use computer and supporting software.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Manufacturing, Production or related field.
  • 6+ years’ experience in technical manufacturing facility, preferably within the forest products industry.
  • 3+ years’ experience managing professional, technical, and/or supervisory employees.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.